Boebert calls backlash, vaping incident ‘difficult and humiliating’

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) reflected on the controversy after she was kicked out of a Denver theater on Sunday, saying the incident was “humiliating.”

Boebert was kicked out of a theater during a production of the musical Beetlejuice for vaping and causing a disturbance. His office initially denied the vaping allegations, but video of the incident appears to back them up.

The controversial MP has attracted widespread criticism for her behavior, mainly online.

“These past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I am truly sorry for the unwanted attention my Sunday evening in Denver brought to the community,” Boebert said in a Facebook post Friday. “While none of my actions or words as a private citizen that night were intended to be malicious or cause harm, the reality is that they did and I regret that.”

The footage also shows Boebert arguing with security and knocking them over as she was being escorted away.

Another video emerged Friday evening, also showing the congresswoman touching her date suggestively at the theater.

She attributed some of her behavior to a recent divorce and other personal challenges.

“I tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I could, but I just didn’t hit my mark on Sunday. This is unacceptable and I am sorry,” she said.

“I am deeply grateful to those in the 3rd District who stood up for me and reached out to me this week and offered me grace and support when I needed it most. I have learned some lessons in humility over the past few days, but I promise that in the future, I will make you proud,” she added.


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